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An ecological bathroom.

The bathroom goes green.

While the vox populi of the moment is focused on saving energy and ecology, most bathrooms have far too much water and energy consumption. In order to save water, electricity or gas more and more expensive, it may be useful to review the design of the bathroom. This is why, in his folder dedicated to the bathroom, HandymakerDuDimanche offers some tips to get a bathroom more environmentally friendly.


How to save water in the bathroom?

Of the 165 liters of water consumed on average by each French person in one day, more than half are dedicated to the bathroom, especially for hygiene and sanitary purposes. An expense that could largely be reduced by limiting waste through the many equipment available in major DIY stores. Faucet level, it is advisable to opt for mixers and add foamers and showers reduced flow that will divide your consumption by two without reducing the pressure felt. In addition, for toilets, it is advisable to regularly check that the flush does not leak and to clean the seals once or twice a year. If this is not already the case in your home, it is also possible to replace the traditional flush with a dual flush model. A bottle of water slid or a brick in the tank of the hunt also saves each draw the equivalent of the volume of the object deposited (1.5 liter for a bottle). Finally, with small simple gestures including cutting the water when you brush your teeth, you shave and soap, or by preferring quick showers to the baths, you will realize significant savings. It should also be noted that maintenance of all your faucets, in order to limit scale deposits, contributes to reducing your water consumption by limiting microleakage.

An ecological bathroom.: water

How to reduce the energy consumption of the bathroom?

Between lighting fixtures, heating and appliances, the bathroom does not escape the overconsumption of energy. Thus, all lights on, with maximum heating to get warm out of the shower or because of obsolete equipment, some bathrooms represent real energy sinkholes. It is therefore important to monitor the consumption of this room, starting with the bulbs that must be low voltage or LED. On the other hand, it is important to also monitor the thermal bridges especially at the windows and the insulation that must be the most efficient possible to limit heating expenses. In terms of heating, it is also preferable to choose a model with adjustable thermostat, or even programmable. Finally, it is necessary to be attentive to the energy class of the various electrical appliances of the bathroom by privileging the least energy-consuming ie the classes A. Attention, a scaled equipment requires a surplus of energy, it is therefore strongly advised to service your devices from time to time.

Use environmentally friendly products and materials in the bathroom.

An ecological bathroom.: energy

For an eco-friendly floor-to-ceiling bathroom, there is a range of floor and wall coverings that respect our environment. Thus, for the floors, you will find floors, linos or natural fiber coatings, with ecological labels. In addition, you will find many "natural" coverings to cover the walls of your bathroom, such as organic paint, tadelakt, and even ecological recycled glass tiles. In addition, some baths are specially designed to match the shape of the body which saves a maximum of water. Finally, it was inconceivable not to mention Japanese toilets that are cleansers and dryers that avoid wasting toilet paper.

To conclude this article, HandymanDuDimanche strongly encourages you to use ecological or natural cleaning products such as white vinegar or black soap to clean your bathroom without polluting.


Video Instruction: Constructing an ecosan toilet -- A film from UNICEF